Thousands of Orthodox Christians crowded the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Saturday, April 15, to watch the Greek Orthodox patriarch emerge from the structure surrounding Jesus' tomb with two lit candles, Censor.NET reports citing 112 TV Channel.
As reported, the Holy Fire descended in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher at 2:22 p.m.
The ceremony, known as Holy Fire, is described by Orthodox Christians as a miracle that occurs each year on Holy Saturday, the day preceding Easter. As part of the ceremony, fire rises from the slab of stone where Jesus' body was laid after his crucifixion, enough to light lamps and candles around the church.
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